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hello, i'm wolf blitzer. it's 1:00 p.m. in washington and 8:00 p.m. in baghdad. wherever you watch from around the world, thanks very much for joining us. we start with the presidential race here in the united states and one of the biggest delegate prizes so far. tomorrow's new york primary. it's a battle with a lot of hometown favorites. senator bernie sanders was born in new york. hillary clinton was a senator
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from new york and donald trump is certainly an icon in the city of new york. here's what's at stake. for the democrats, there are 247 delegates up for grabs. enough to have a very profound effect on the race. for the republicans, there are 95 delegates up for grabs. one of the biggest halls in the republican race for the white house. it's a delegate race that senator ted cruz has been winning lately closing the gap between him and the front-runner, donald trump. the trump camp to serve up a little humble pie for senator cruz. he's running third right now in the latest new york polls. leading in the latest "wall street journal" poll at 54% with the ohio governor john kasich actually in second place. for more on the republican race, i want to bring in cnn political reporter c eer sarah murray at tower. the campaign in towson, maryland. let's start with you.
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what is trump doing? it's the final hours before voting starts in new york. >> the trump campaign made it clear they want to get a big win here in new york. they want to be able to walk away with all 95 delegates. to do that, they've been hunkering down doing a lot of campaigning. today he's meeting with a diversity coalition backing him. it's not an official campaign event but it does give you a sense of how the campaign is trying to do things that are a little bit different from the big rallies. now, of course, donald trump is never going to move away from the big ruckus rallies. >> trump also has been on a bad streak in the last week or two. losses in colorado, in wisconsin. a war of words with the republican national committee chairman. does he hope a win in new york will carry over into next week's major contest in pennsylvania, maryland, and other east coast state states? >> reporter: the trump campaign
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struggles and sort of behind the scenes delegates. >> i want to interrupt for a second because donald trump is speaking at this diversity event. i want to listen in briefly. >> we're going to be successful. we're going to make great trade deals. we're going to have strong borde borders. people will come in legally. that's what everybody wants. we'll create jobs. we're going to strengthen our military. so nobody from the outside world is going to be able to mess with this country. you see what is going on. there's so many problems. we're going to solve the problems and we're going to solve problems of jobs and the economy because that is really a big issue. [ applause ] i want to thank all of you for being here. i head to buffalo for what i think will be an incredible evening and this has been an amazing campaign. i don't want to believe the polls. the polls are what they are. they were beyond anything that anybody has seen, really, but we
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love this city. you look at the other folks that are running. they couldn't care less about new york. we do care about new york. we care about new york a lot. we care about new york values. remember that. so i want to thank everybody for being here. we love you all. we'll see you later: >> i say donald, you say trump. >> donald! >> trump! . >> i say donald, you say trump. >> donald! >> trump! >> thank you, guys. >> you heard donald trump at this meeting. the national diversity coalition for trump making a few remarks heading off to campaign upstate. he's heading to buffalo later today as well. meanwhile, let's get some reaction from representative supporters from all three republican campaigns. lou is joining us with the trump campaign. he's the co-chair in rockingham county in new hampshire. he's a republican delegate. steve lonigan.
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trent duffy is the spokesman for the kasich campaign. thank you very much for joining us. what's your expectation, realistically, for tomorrow? >> i think mr. trump is going to do outstanding in new york. my bet is he'll do better than the 50% and i think he'll capture if not all, a vast number of delegates from the great state of new york. and i think from there, he's going to move on to pennsylvania and the other states in the northeast and i think it's going to be a spectacular drive to cleveland. >> trent, what's your expectation? >> my expectation is that governor kasich is moving up. he's running second in new york and he'll do well in some of the key congressional districts where he's been campaigning. and you see that he's gathered a number of endorsements from the state's newspapers because they realize not only is he the best person to beat hillary clinton but the best person to be the president of the united states and commander in chief and we're seeing that not only in new york but in those states that are
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coming up that you mentioned. pennsylvania. rhode island. connecticut and maryland. we are pleased with where we are. we think we'll have a good day tomorrow. candidate, senator cruz, not doing so well in new york. what happened? >> well, everybody expects donald trump to win new york. it's his home state. he better win it and he better win it big. for the past two weeks, donald trump has been losing, losing, losing. he lost utah by amazing numbers and then north dakota and cried about losing colorado and then lost wisconsin and got wiped out of wyoming but at the same time, wolf, what republicans have been call k caucuses across the country in oklahoma and backing ted cruz because ted cruz is the real conservative in the party and he's got the message of jobs, freedom, and security that americans want to hear. donald trump will win new york. but if donald trump doesn't get all 95 delegates and especially if he gets under 50%, that's going to be a big loss for donald trump. not a win. >> lou, you want to react to
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that? >> i think that he will pick up the 50%. i don't see any reality in that. i think he's very strong in the northeast and i think senator cruz is tanking in the northeast. i think we're going to have a great run in pennsylvania, a great run in new jersey, and on and on and on. so i am very confident that he will do well. >> ted cruz has a real advantage going into the conventions. maybe an undo advantage. he's a republican and he's been a republican his whole career. a real republican in the republican party are galvanizing behind ted cruz. >> let me ask about governor kasich. at what point does he win states? at some point, he wins his home state of ohio, clearly, an important state and at what point does he have to win a state? >> we know that we're going to have an open convention. that's what we've been talking about for the last several weeks
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and the majority of the delegates are going to decide which candidate best represents the parties, the values it represents and the best chance of beating hillary clinton in november? we're having an active and promising delegate outreach process. we're going to states that we didn't know we had delegates and walking away from those states with delegates. we just had a great showing in indiana, for example. and we're going to continue to see that going forward. this is going to be an open convention and about showing the american people and the republicans who's best to carry on. it was a very in-depth analysis done recently that showed john kasich not only beats hillary clinton but in purple states and blue states and the other two don't change the map that much and the delegates are paying attention to that. >> you want to react to that, lou? >> yeah, i chuckle. i mean, first, governor kasich is, again, an insider. and i think ted cruz is clearly the inside outsider who portrays himself as an outsider but has been in governor his entire
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liflif life. they look for outsiders. people who haven't made their occupation being in government. both kasich and cruz have been in government their entire lives. so i think that mr. trump's resume speaks for itself. he's built businesses. he's generated huge, huge opportunities for people and i think he will be our next president. >> wolf, i don't know how successful donald trump has been because today's tax day. there's only one candidate in the republican side that's not released the tax returns and that's donald trump. so we all should be asking today. what is donald trump hiding? everyone else released the tax returns. by the way, democrat had a terrific debate where hillary clinton stepped on the stage and an opportunity to see where the candidates stood on the issues. donald trump refuses to debate ted cruz. he knows he cannot win on the issues. he cannot win on the issues of jobs, freedom, and security.
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that's the message of ted cruz and donald trump over time, republicans will wake up to this. >> let me have lou respond to this. donald trump not releasing his tax returns. he says he's not doing that because he's still under audit but what about another debate? the other point that was just made. >> i think that people are tired of the debates. we've been debating now for months and months and months. and when it comes to the tax returns, when you're talking about somebody who has a net worth of $10 million, it takes a lot of time and effort. it's not like somebody on the w-2 who's making $250,000 who can do a tax return in a simple manner. analyst kn that's not the case with mr. trump. >> that's nonsense. hillary clinton released her tax returns and made $28 million. that's completely cnonsense. i want to know what donald trump is hiding. >> donald trump will have to release his tax returns in the general election.
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that's almost a determination and he owes it to the republican voters and the rest of the people to decide whether he's qualified not only to be the commander in chief but the best nominee for the republican party. and the republicans have a right to know what those numbers are. he should release it and do it before the delegates gather in cleveland. >> lou, the point that donald trump keeps making isn't that his tax returns are so complicated. they are extensive, obviously, he makes a lot of money, but he doesn't want to do it while he's still being audited by the irs and once it's complete, he will release those tax returns. >> you're saying it's more complicated, right, lou? >> that's a bogus excuse. that's a bogus excuse. >> that's not a bogus excuse when somebody has the kind of -- >> tax returns, come on. >> the former irs commissioner said that was a ridiculous excuse. >> we're talking about the democrat irs commissioner? >> no, we're talking about the republican irs commissioner that
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served for george w. bush. mark iverson said the excuse because he was under audit was ridiculous. mark iverson, a republican. >> and donald trump does not want to release them because he doesn't want republicans to see how much he gave to michael bloomberg's left wing liberal programs he's been supporting while giving thousands of dollars to democratic candidates. >> i'll give you did last word because we've got to go. >> mr. trump made no bones about who he's contributed to in prior elections. that's clear. it's in the public domain. and it's a bunch of hogwash. >> all right, guys. thank you very much. lou, steve, and trent, we'll continue this conversation down the road. a reminder. tomorrow is the battle for new york in the race for the white house. we'll have all day coverage right here on cnn. up next, senator bernie sanders said hillary clinton needs to do more to get his supporters behind her if she wins the nomination. we'll talk to both campaigns. and later, devastation as
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you will stand up for me and vote tomorrow, the polls will be open until 9:00 p.m. i will stand up and fight for you in this campaign and to the white house. >> that was hillary clinton making a last minute campaign stop in yonkers, new york. she had a rally that's about to get under way in an hour from now. her husband, the former president, bill clinton, also campaigning today in upstate new york. he's in buffalo just ahead of tomorrow's crucial primary. hillary clinton has said she needs a big win in her adopted home state. she has right now by our estimate 1,791 delegates. that does include super delegates.
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bernie sanders is trailing with 1,115 total delegates. among pledge delegates though, if you don't include the super delegates, her lead is only 229 delegates. with me now is the chief strategist. joel benenson. do you think you'll have enough pledge delegates? forget about the super delegates. pledge delegates to guarantee a hillary clinton nomination on the first ballot? >> i think what we're going to have is enough delegates on the first ballot and i think like president obama before hillary clinton, you have a lead with pledge delegates and you count all the delegates and we will have that majority on the first ballot. i believe that. look, we are winning with the popular vote by more than two million. you said we have a lead of only 220 among pledge delegates. but that is bigger than president obama's was at any time. and so we feel very good about the way we're going into this having one more state's pledge
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delegates and more than 200.3 million votes than senator sanders through these primaries. >> 487 super delegates to his 40 by our estimate right now the issue his campaign often makes though. you've heard it many times, joe, those super delegates, they're not bound. they could change their mind the day of the roll call on the convention floor. they could go along with what they're saying now but they're not pledged. so you can't really count that. you buy that argument? >> i think that's tenuous at best and i think they know that they are not bound and they are free to move. but the numbers are kind of overwhelming. these folks who are super delegates. many of them are elected officials from all around the country. mayors, congressmen, state representatives, they certainly know hillary clinton. they may or may not know senator sanders as well but make their decisions. i don't think they're going to change when the person who was amassing more pledge delegates and more of the popular votes and winning most of the states
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with the diverse coalition in the race. we're leading with voters over 30. we win among women in the democratic primaries by about 30 points and voters of color. people of color winning by 3-1 and they're not all in the deep south as senator sanders seems to suggest all the time. they're in states like ohio and illinois and new york where we will win hopefully tomorrow. >> he was on cnn's new day earlier today. he was saying his campaign will have a lasting effect whether he wins the nomination or loses the nomination. listen to this. >> it's a two-way street. the clinton people will have to listen to what these people are fighting for. and the clinton people are going to have to say we should not be the only major country on earth to not guarantee to all people or have paid or family medical leave but the clinton campaign is going to have to make the case to those young people they are prepared to stand up for
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some real fundamental changes in this country. and that's the case they have not yet been able to make. >> do you think, joel, his campaign has made a difference and more aware of the changes he wants? especially very attractive changes for younger voters. >> hillary clinton, with all due respect to senator sanders, was fighting for health care in this country for americans, you know, got to know bernie sanders. in the 1990s. and when health care didn't pass, she took up the insurance companies again and won health care for 8 million children. i don't disagree with senator sanders that secretary clinton will do everything she can to unify the party. that's what she did in 2008 when she was the runner-up to barack obama. to suggest that somehow hillary clinton has not been a progressive fighting for causes of social justice, racial justice, fair pay and equal rights for women in the workplace and other places, it's
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just unfair and it's really time, i think, for senator sanders to stop acting as if he owns the progressive territory in the democratic party. we are the party of people and the party of progressives who have been fighting for these causes for decades. >> joel benenson with the clinton campaign. thank you very much. >> thank you, wolf. bernie sanders meeting now with voters in the bronx in new york city. can he pull out a win in the crucial new york primary tomorrow? we'll hear from his campaign. we'll get a sense of what they believe is at stake in tomorrow's race in new york.
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bernie sanders meeting with community leaders in the bronx right now. in new york ahead of the prim y primary. tad devine, senior media advisor. thank you very much for joining us. let's get to some of the important issues there. your candidate, senator sanders has been critical of hillary clinton for getting all the paid speeches from wall street firms. other big interests, if you will, he hasn't come up with much in saying they directly influenced, for example, any votes while she was a u.s. senator. is there any evidence that those speeches influenced her voting record? >> well, listen, i think his argument is a very broad one.
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if you're going to fund your campaign and take money directly yourself from powerful interests, it's going to be hard to stand up against him. for example, if you want a specific instance in terms of the voting record, i think her opposition to, you know, the bankruptcy bill while she was first lady that she went on and supported as the united states senator is a good example but i think the argument is much broader. bernie wants to end a corrupt system of campaign finance right now. he can't do things like break up the big banks if you take so much money from them. he supports breaking up the big banks and she does not. i think it's resonating powerfully with voters. >> hillary clinton was campaigning out on staten island yesterday. she raised questions about bernie sanders when it comes to health care. let me play a little bit of what she said. >> i really tried hard and i got my head handed to me by the drug companies and the insurance companies. i love it when all of these other folks including my opponent talks about taking on the interests. where were you? i mean, really.
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we were fighting tooth and nail trying to get universal health care coverage passed. >> all right. you want to respond to that? >> yeah, where he was. we've got a great picture of him standing behind her at a press conference when she was fighting for health care and another where she thanked him for the help he was getting in the fight to bring health care. we're not going to have health care for all in this country until we take on the interests that are holding the current status quo in place and those are powerful insurance companies. pharmaceutical companies and the interest off the current system of health care. bernie decided to stand up and to say i'm not going to be part of super pacs and big money politics and i'm going to reject it and i believe every american should have health care as a right. >> senator sanders and hillary clinton disagree on the issue of guns. the new york senator, kirsten gillibrand, spoke about a woman in new york whose 3-year-old was shot and killed in brooklyn and
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i'm quoting her now. sanders doesn't have the sensitivity he needs to abhor what's happening in these families and i don't think he's fully getting how horrible it is for these families. has his record on guns hurt him with voters, you believe, in new york? >> no, wolf. listen. i understand the attacks and to hear something like that, i mean, that's a pretty tough attack to level against bernie sanders. he is someone who understands that gun violence is a terrible problem in this society. that's why from the beginning of his political career, he has stood up and opposed assault weapons. he said we need to ban them. he lost his first race because he stood up and said we need to ban assault weapons in vermont and everywhere in america. this is a guy with a d minus lifetime rating from the nra and supports all of the reforms advocating in terms of gun violence today and hillary clinton in her surrogates, unfortunately, in terms of a rural state representative is
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one of the toughest records in terms of guns of anybody in the united states congress. >> what would you consider a win for senator sanders in new york tomorrow? does it have to be an outright win? a majority of the votes. or does coming in a close second count from his perspective as a victo victory? >> the system doesn't allow independents to participate is a big handicapping for us in terms of the number of voters who are going to participate that supported bernie overwhelmingly and what we try to do tomorrow is win as many delegates as we can. if we come close because we have proportionate representation, we'll be able to win a lot of delegates and i think we go on to win a lot of states. i think we can get ahead by the time voting is over in june.
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>> tad devine with the bernie sanders campaign. tad, thank you very much. >> thank you, wolf. coming up, breaking news out of jerusalem. now calling a bus fire an attack. we're going there live. that's next. if you have allergy congestion muddling through your morning is nothing new. introducing rhinocort® allergy spray from the makers of zyrtec®. powerful relief from nasal allergy symptoms, all day and all night. try new rhinocort® allergy spray.
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we're talking about an attack here. there had been some questions about that. initially, there was a report of an attack. but police backtracked saying they were looking at all possibilities. and then again moments ago, the commander here saying, yes, without a doubt, this was an attack. it was the mayor and police saying it was an explosive device on one of these buses. questions remain and they are significant questions, how did an explosive device get on a bus and how was it set off and more importantly, who set it off? that all is under investigation. police are searching the area and trying to find out the exact cause here. police are being careful with this one and it was moments ago one of the spokeswomen said they're investigating whether this is a criminal act or a terrorist act. so again, police being very careful and methodical at this
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point. >> i take it no one has claimed responsibility for what police say was an attack. >> reporter: we haven't seen any claims of responsibility at this point. that will be, of course, what we wait to hear and what police are looking to see to find out who it was that planted this explosive device that started the fire that injured, according to the latest numbers, 21 people. >> orrin lieberman, thank you very much. officials in ecuador say the death toll of the 8 magnitude earthquake is approaching 350 and that's expected to rise. more than 2500 people are injured and many more remain missing. homes and entire towns were reduced to rubble when the quake kick along the northwest coast on saturday. ecuador has deployed nearly 14,000 soldiers and police officers with canines to set up mobile hospitals and help in the search for suffer vooirvivors. getting food to the impacted areas has been a challenge
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because of bad weather and communication problems. japan's prime minister calls it a race against the clock. frantic efforts under way in that country to find any possible survivors after back-to-back earthquakes continuing aftershocks and the threats of landslides are making a dire situation worse for rescue workers. at least 43 people are dead. more than a thousand injured from the twin quakes that struck thursday and saturday. 180,000 others are now staying in emergency shelters. up next, we'll take you on board a u.s. aircraft carrier to show you what it's like on the front lines of the war against isis where women are playing an important part in the fight. this is a cnn exclusive. stay with us. you both have a
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helicopters available to help iraqi forces to help mosul at 2014. at the heart against isis, a massive aircraft carrier packed full of fighter jets ready to strike isis targets. our brooke baldwin got a rare and exclusive look at the harry s. truman, the front line on the war against terror. >> reporter: this is the u.s. navy's front line of the war on terror in the persian gulf. lieutenant commander kate batten deployed two weeks after the paris terror attacks and her resolve only deepened after the recent bloodshed in brussels. >> that is exactly where we're out here. if anything, it gives us that much more purpose and resolve to ensure that we're doing things the right way and that we leave this region better than we found
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it. >> reporter: when you put on your flight gear, what does that feel like? >> it's interesting because it's a routine now. it's something i do every day. so a lot of times, i don't think about it. but when i sit back and think, what does this really mean? it's -- i still get goose bumps every time i take a catapult off. >> reporter: operation inherent resolve is by no means a man's mission. that's the senior woman. full of fighter jets ready to strike isis. this right here is a bomb. it's not live. it's just before this f-18 takes off and often timeles, these pilots don't know what the specific isis target is until they're already in the air. that is an e-2 protecting those jets. her aircraft, one of the most
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central for carrier operations. acts like air traffic control in the skies above iraq. for those pilots who are getting the coordinates to drop the bomb. how serious did they take their job? >> we do meticulous planning for every day for the mission we're performing. and i know they don't take the responsibility lightly. >> reporter: orchestrated coordinated terrorist attacks in the west. is that frustrating to you, discouraging given everything happening out here in the gulf? >> i would say it's disappointing. it's disappointing that we have human beings that would do that to other human beings. on the other hand, it's motivating and is assuring that the mission we're on is very righteous. >> reporter: what does, ultimately, success or victory look like? >> it looks like violent extremism being eradicated and i
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don't know that we achieve that on this deployment. >> reporter: here at the uss harry s. truman, this is what's known as a. [ inaudible ] it makes your teeth rattle. >> brooke is joining us live safe and sound in new york. the uss harry truman home to one of about 6,000 u.s. sailors and marines. tell us more about this deployment, this mission. what it's like for them. >> reporter: it is extraordinary. i mean, it was personal to me because the u.s. navy was kind enough to extend an invitation as the xo. the executive officer of the ussanzio. they had two days of extraordinary and rare access to the harry s. truman. men and women.
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deployments supposed to be seven months. they think it's about month five. deployed after paris and i just wanted the opportunity. we talk about the war on terror and the primary hearing these candidates and let me tell you, these men and women. average age 27. thousands of miles away in the middle of the persianulf there. paying very close attention and especially when it comes to qualifications for the next commander in chief, they want leadership. and if somebody doesn't have experience in the u.s. military, they want to make sure that individual is surrounded by advisors who do, wolf. >> in your piece, you mentioned the growing role of women in this operation. you're going to go into much more on that in your special report next hour. give us a preview. >> so you're looking at, this is kate batten who flies an e-2 a massive radar on top of it who primarily flowing over iraq and makes sure these are safe over both iraq and syria. it's incredible, the access. i was two feet away from the ordinances. these bombs.
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many women are pilots that fly these planes. i talked to a woman also on the nearby uss anzio. the academy graduate who left her year and a half-year-old back with her husband. i left with a profound appreciation. my grandfather was in the navy for four decades but a profound appreciation for the sacrifices. we talk about it. i saw it with my own eyes and i am privileged enough to share with the cnn viewers today, tomorrow, and wednesday the storiy of these men and women i the middle of the gulf. >> have you been ever reporting from an aircraft carrier in a war zone like this before? >> i hadn't. it was a first for me. four flights to get to bahrain hopping on the c-2 cod. about 16 people all sitting backwards. two tiny windows and four seat belts and an hour into the flight, these two sailors were
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shouting, go, go, go and that meant to grip because you're basically going from 0 to catch the wire and it's successful and land on the aircraft carrier and lose your stomach for about five seconds. >> that cod -- you can get a little nauseous landing like that backwards. >> you can. >> stuck inside. were you okay when you landed? >> i was okay. there were cameras, as well. so you will see in wednesday's piece the actual landing. kept it clean. which is a good thing. >> good. >> but yeah. it was like nothing i've ever x experien experienced. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, wolf. >> stay tuned and watch your report next hour and anxious to see them throughout the week. brooke baldwin reporting for us. good assignment, did a good job. >> thank you. protesters gather in front of the u.s. supreme court here in washington as the justices hear arguments on immigration.
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only with xfinity. the spotlight right now in the u.s. supreme court as it takes on the issue of immigration. protesters were in force at the supreme court as the supreme court started hearing arguments today on president obama's executive actions on immigration. those were issued back in 2014 directly affecting around 4 million people here in the united states. but a court in texas put it all on hold until now. our justice correspondent pamela brown with me right now. take us through some of the oral arguments heard today, the questions raised by some of the justices. >> pretty heated in the 90 minutes, wolf. the justices seemed divided over the question whether the
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president has the authority to shield millions of undocumented immigrants. the conservative justices seemed to think that that's really a job for congress and not the president. in fact, one point justice kennedy said it seems here that the president is setting the policy and congress executing it. that's upside down and the justices on the conservative side seem to be focused on the language of lawful presence, that this program would give these 4.3 million undocumented immigrants lawful presence and they said how can that be if they're in the united states illegally? according to the justices. on the other side, the administration argued it's a tolerated presence. these are the least, you know, the least priority for us. we're really focused on criminals and other people who recently crossed the border. the 4.3 million people came to the u.s. as children, parents of u.s. citizens. why not let them come here, apply for work and pay taxes and come out of the shadows and seemed like the liberal justices
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sided with the administration saying the administration has to prioritize who to deport, who not to deport and i'll say that chief justice kennedy -- i should say chief justice roberts, excuse me, all eyes on him about the standing question. he seemed very interesting whether texas which is really leading the charge bringing the lawsuit has the legal ability to bring the lawsuit in the first place, texas contends it has to spend millions of dollars subsidizing the driver's license for these undocumented immigrants but the administration says there's not enough injury here and you don't really voluntary to subsidize the driver's licenses. and could come down to standing in the end. we have to wait and see. >> the court has the authority to issue the ruling. the supreme court normally nine justices. right now there's eight. the aftermath of the death of antonin scalia. four liberal justices, four
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conservative justices. what happens if it's a 4-4 tie, if you will? >> 4-4 tie, bad news for the administration meaning that the programs will not go forward. the lower court's ruling which stand with an injunction on the programs. so the only other alternative for, you know, unless one of the conservatives joins with the liberals would be the standing issue, if a majority of the justices decidehat texas does not have the standing to bring the lawsuit, that means programs could go forward. we have to wait and see. a decision of june or july. >> usually the questions of the justices you get a little indication of where they stand. i take it justice thomas didn't ask questions. >> he didn't. you could tell the conservative justices that did talk and sort of see what side they were going on and the liberal justices, as well. i'll say on the question of standing, really tough to see which side particularly chief justice roberts would go on. >> he could be the decisive as
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he was on obamacare when he ruled in favor of what the administration wanted allowing the affordable care act to survive. he's the chief justice. so everybody's going to be watching him. is that what you're saying? justice kennedy can be a swing, too. >> he can but it's always dangerous to read the tea leaves and you never know until the opinions come out but justice kennedy seemed concerned with the idea of executive overreach and kcongress to give benefits, not the president. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> we'll see what happens in june or july. turning to the political turmoil in brazil, less than four months until the start of the summer olympic games. there were hours of speeches and voting to impeach the president rousseff. demonstrators took to the streets ahead of the sunday vote. the motion goes to the senate.
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if it passes, rousseff will have to step down for six months to defend herself. she is accused of hiding a massive budget deficit to win re-election back in 2014. that is it for me. thank you for watching. i'll be back 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." the news continuines right now cnn. hi, there. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. you know this, less than 24 hours we'll be in the throws of an event that the political yurngs hasn't seen in 40 years. what am i talking about? new york republican primary that mattered and making a difference in who the party's ultimate nominee is. 95 delegates at stake and front-runner donald trump needs every single one of them in the pursuit of 1,237. that is the numberde